Because feet can get itchy after a week, even in a perfectly nice place, we left Manzano Mountains State Park and headed south—where it's also warmer.
So we stocked up on provisions in Truth or Consequences and headed 20 additional miles south to Caballo Lake State Park. Rather than a campsite by the lake, we chose spots in the campground below the dam, next to the Rio Grande.
The host warned us that a gathering of off-roaders would be arriving at the weekend, packing the park. We have a few days to figure out what to do about that.